Medieval Bosnia Tour is a journey back in time to the final days of the medieval Bosnian monarchy with a visit to Kraljeva Sutjeska. Hear the tragic story of Catherine of Bosnia, the last Bosnian queen who left an indelible mark on the folk traditions and history of the country.
Travel from Sarajevo to Kraljeva Sutjeska, a small village nestled in the mountains where the last vestiges of the medieval Bosnian royal court can be found. After your guide sets the stage and introduces you to the history of medieval Bosnia, visit a beautiful 14th-century Franciscan monastery which has served as an important spiritual and cultural centre for almost six and a half centuries. Wander through the monastery and visit the monastery museum to learn about this fascinating moment in Bosnian history.
After perusing the museum, walk around the monastery garden while learning more about the life of Catherine, the last Bosnian queen. Ruling during the Ottoman invasion of Bosnia, Catherine was separated from her children and sent into exile. In the village, women can still be seen wearing black dresses in honour of Queen Catherine who has become an important figure in Catholic folk tradition.
During the summer, it is possible to head to the top of the mountains to view the Bobovac fortress. Due to its advantageous position and superior equipment, Bobovac was considered the most important and best-fortified city of medieval Bosnia. It served as the headquarters for many Bosnian rulers, especially during the reign of King Stephen Thomas and Queen Catherine until the Turks conquered it in 1463, ending Bosnia’s independence.
On your way back to Sarajevo, visit the oldest house in central Bosnia dating back to the 18th century. Designated as a protected national monument, the house is an impressive example of traditional Bosnian architecture. Your last stop will be at a mosque built by Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, known as the oldest mosque in Bosnia.
This was an amazing tour and I feel like i can now understand better why things are how they are..
Edin had an answer for every question which was impressive! All the best to you guys!
It was great way to get aquainted with the city. Our tour guide in very interesting and informative way told us about history. He showed us everything what is to see in this beautiful city. I recomended with all my heart.
I went on tour within this company so far the best thing i did in bosnia. I heard about the company from some locals, it’s a sad story about the bosnia. But still the people they believe in the better future and they have hope that better time will come.
Thanks to the guide edin who explained about the history he answered all our questions.
Now i will recommend this company to all new visitors to take them for this tour so they will learn about their history and culture.
Millions thanks to Hidaya, our tour guide. Hidaya is amazing, very friendly, knowledgeable, professional, and always with the smile on her face answered any questions we had related to anything we saw or just randomly asked about this tour. Admir, our driver was awesome as well, always felt safe while he was driving and also very friendly. The van is very clean and comfortable . I highly recommend this tour, my son and I will never forget it!!!